*As Mary J. Blige prepares for the Nov. 21 release of her tenth studio album “My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1),” the work also continues on her female empowerment organization FFAWN, which stands for Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

In 2009, the group opened its first facility, the Mary J. Blige Center for Women, in Yonkers, New York — with a mission to educate and empower women through scholarships, grants and career development opportunities.

The singer elaborates in the audio below.

Mary J Blige on her organization FFAWN by CherieNic